Day: September 14, 2017

The Executive Governor of Plateau State has expressed great dismay and shock at the sudden build up of tension in Jos Metropolis on account of the conduct of some disgruntled elements, who have decided to throw the metropolis into confusion on account of their negative reaction to the agitations of Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) […]

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped six places from the 38th to the 44th spot in the latest edition of the monthly FIFA Rankings released on Thursday. Many had expected some upward movement for the Super Eagles having recorded a big 4-0 win and a 1-1 draw against Cameroon in the World Cup qualifiers […]

Nigeria plans to sell 917.14 billion naira worth of treasury bills between Sept. 14 and Nov. 30, a central bank debt calendar for the fourth quarter showed on Wednesday. The bank aims to auction 209.85 billion naira in 91-day bills, 197.89 billion in 182-day and 509.39 billion in 364-day debt. The central bank sells treasury […]

Group Managing Director NNPC Maikanti Baru has said about 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil were deferred in 2016 due to pipeline sabotage. He said this in Abuja on Wednesday in a statement by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu. Baru said the sabotage brought Nigeria’s production down to […]

The Nigerian Army says it is not directly involved in ongoing operation to restore law and order in Oyibo Local Government Area of Rivers State. Spokesman of the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, said this in Port Harcourt on Thursday. Iliyasu said the army only assisted the police on […]

The naira weakened to 367 per United States dollar at the parallel market on Wednesday, after closing flat at 365/dollar in the past one week. This was despite a $250m injection into the foreign exchange market by the Central Bank of Nigeria on Monday. A breakdown of Monday’s intervention indicated that the wholesale sector was […]

The lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial district, Senator Dino Melaye, has filed an appeal against the court judgement that granted the continuation of his recall exercise. This comes two days after Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to continue with the process of recalling […]

The EFCC, on Wednesday confirmed that plans were in place to extradite a former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Several Nigerians have called for her extradition from the UK, after different corruption allegations were levelled against her. Properties worth billions of Naira linked to her have since been forfeited to the federal government, many permanently. Speaking […]

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended the strike action it embarked upon a week ago, after hours of a secret meeting with the Minister of Health. The group’s president elect, Chinaka Ugochukwu, announced the suspension in Abuja. He also gave assurances that details about the decisions will be made public by the […]


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